and tranquil market town, Oundle is surrounded on
three sides by the River Nene.
Its 13th century church has a remarkable 200ft spire and is a local landmark.
The town dates back to Saxon times and has many narrow streets and intimate alleyways.
The Talbot Inn was rebuilt in 1626 with stone from nearby Fotheringhay Castle, the place where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded in 1587.
Cotterstock Hall, a 17th century manor house possessing splendid gardens, is where the 17th century poet and dramatist John Dryden penned many of his Fables.